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We loan because...
This team was founded after some members were profoundly touched by the documentary - "A Walk to Beautiful" - which can now be viewed at www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCN7HnE-hjk.

The 9 min video "Fistula Pilgrims" tells the story of Telanish, a young girl in Ethiopia who was married at 10, pregnant at 11 and gave birth to a stillborn child at 12. As a result of a long and obstructed labour, she has a fistula and is left incontinent, an outcast from her community: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6K7BLR6MQ0E

"From Despair to Dignity" is a short but powerful 5 minute video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hnBVb1e2m0

Some of our team members have visited the Fistula Hospital in Addis Ababa in Sept 2010. You can find the photos of our trip here: www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1498836905487.2071607.1071085140&type=1&l=37cf97fe75

About us
We make Kiva loans in recognition of the Hamlin Fistula Hospital and its supporters worldwide, which fight to correct a childbirth injury that can leave a young woman incontinent, leaking wastes, scorned and ostracized. A $450 surgical repair usually solves the problem and restores their lives. For more information, please check out the pages of the different global partners and donors of the Hamlin Fistula Hospital:
Australia: hamlin.org.au/
Netherlands: www.fistulahospital.nl
New Zealand: www.hamlinfistula.org.nz
Sweden: www.fistulasjukhuset.se
Switzerland: www.womenshope.ch
UK: www.hamlinfistulauk.org
USA: www.hamlinfistulausa.org; www.fistulafoundation.org

Search the web and do your online shopping through iGive to help us raise more funds for fistula patients: www.iGive.com/fight-fistulas.

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  • Rosa Mercedes
    Ecuador
    Rosa Mercedes received a loan from Jackie to buy clothing, perfumes, creams, and other products.
    Jackie
  • Fredrick's Group
    Kenya
    Fredrick's Group received a loan from Alan to purchase a solar light and improve maize cultivation.
    Alan
  • Amie's Ebola Survivors Group
    Sierra Leone
    Amie's Ebola Survivors Group received a loan from 2 team members to pay for improved seed, organic inputs and tractor rental which will allow these farmers to escape subsistence by farming a larger area with a higher yield.
    Edie Phyllis
  • Kadiatu
    Sierra Leone
    Kadiatu received a loan from Christiane to purchase more plastics and eggs to increase her business.
    Christiane
  • Pauline
    Samoa
    Pauline received a loan from Christiane to buy bread, tomato sauce, a box of canned fish (tuna), plastic bags, containers, butter and mayonnaise.
    Christiane
  • Fidèle
    Togo
    Fidèle received a loan from Deb to pay for lengths of 'pagne cloth, handbags, and shoes to resell in order to invest in her children's education.
    Deb
  • Esther
    Kenya
    Esther received a loan from Deb to build a modern dairy shed.
    Deb
  • Reab
    Cambodia
    Reab received a loan from Gary to purchase more piglets and pig feed for her pig-raising business to grow well.
    Gary
  • Violet's Group
    Kenya
    Violet's Group received a loan from Edie to purchase a solar light and increase maize cultivation.
    Edie

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